Thread: Denmark: Prospect Nikolaj Ehlers
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03-21-2013, 03:13 PM
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This is going to give him a lot more security going into next season than if he had signed in the SEL. He is pretty much guaranteed a regular place in the NLA lineup next year, and that's going to be very good for his development. In Sweden he wouldn't be guaranteed any kind of SEL icetime, he could get stuck in the junior ranks, or in a 4th line/13th forward with no ice time limbo. This is a low risk move, but it still has a high reward factor, and I think it was a good move, especially when you look at how much responsibility he was given in the playoffs. The only real downside to this is that it's going to be harder to follow him in the NLA than in the SEL, since online streams will probably be very rare.

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